A recommendation letter for nanny is generally used to get additional information about a job seeker for employment, study or other opportunity.

It should be written in way which provide prospective employers with a general idea about the candidate’s performance, experience, personal characteristics, capabilities, and professional strengths.

The recommendation or reference letter for nanny should be simple and to the point. Keep away from using jargon or language that is too common or extroverted. It should not exceed one page in length and consist of three paragraphs.

Following is a sample reference letter for nanny; you might use this template for these parallel job titles;

• Babysitter
• Live-in Caregiver
• Au-Pair
• Parent’s Helper
• Child Care Provider
• Foster Parent


Nanny Recommendation Letter Example


October 8, 2017


To Whom It May Concern

I am writing to recommend Claire Smith as a nanny at your agency. Claire looked after my kids for three years and performed diligently throughout her tenure.

She was highly motivated to learn as much as she could and performed extremely well utilizing her best capabilities. She frequently devoted herself for long hours to develop lesson plans for my children and monitor their progress. As an individual who understands her limitations as a nanny, she never disturbed our privacy.

Particularly, she is very skilled in:

• Supervising children and caring for their needs
• Planning, preparing and serving meals to children
• Bathing, dressing and feeding infants and children
• Preparing formulas and changing diapers
• Performing light housekeeping duties

Claire has a number of strengths but her main strength – according to my observation – is her talent to motivate children. She always seemed genuinely interested in children’s mental development and presented new ways of learning that captured their attention.

She is very reliable, trustworthy, motivated, and able to make herself tune-up with the requirements of family and children. In summary, Claire possess all qualities that make a nanny successful.

Once again, I highly recommend her for a nanny position. In case of any queries regrading her qualifications and abilities, please feel free to contact me on my phone number or email address given below.




Janet Monroe
[Email Address]